Claremore Daily Progress


May 21, 2013

Juanita 'Nita' Ramm

CLAREMORE — Funeral service for Juanita “Nita” Ramm will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 22, 2013 at the Redeemer Lutheran Church. Pastor Mark Burger will officiate. Burial will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery under the direction of the Musgrove-Merriott-Smith Funeral Service & Crematory. Visitation will be at the funeral home 1-8 p.m. Tuesday with family greeting friends from 6 - 8 p.m. Nita passed away Sunday, May 19, 2013 at the age of 83.

The daughter of Robert “R.C” and Grace Sparkman Payne was born September 27, 1929 in Hondo, N.M. As a young girl she was raised in the Roswell area. She attended Roswell schools Graduating in 1948. On December 15, 1948 Nita married William “Bill” Ramm in Carlsbad, New Mexico. A short time later they left New Mexico and after a couple of short stays, settled in Claremore, Oklahoma in 1964. It didn’t take Nita long to begin her working career there. With some business college experience, she began working for Mr. Farley. There she helped do book keeping and tax returns. However in the early part of the 1970’s, Nita found her calling in real estate. She earned her license and started Ramm Real Estate becoming one of the first realtors in the area. In 2011 she retired after 40 years of service. Her hobbies included raising flowers, gardening, and helping take care of the family’s once exotic animals.

She is preceded in death by parents, R.C and Grace Payne, husband, Bill Ramm, brothers, Bill and Otis Payne, and granddaughter Shawnette Hayden

Survivors include his wife Nita Ramm of the home; daughters, Sandra Karpuk and husband Mike of Boulder, Colorado, Glenda Ramm of Claremore, and Debbie Hendrix and husband Stephen of Claremore; son, Robert Ramm and wife Debi of Claremore; grandchildren, Jessica Karpuk,William Matthew Hendrix and wife, Jamie, Bailey Kay Hendrix, Lacey Jean Hendrix, Selena Marlatt and husband, Aaron, and Alyssa Burr. great-grandchildren, Aubrey, Stethen, and Parker Hayden, Tabor, Teagan and Laney Marlatt, and Jayden Burr and great-great-granddaughter, Sophie Hayden.

Memorials may be made to the Reedemer Lutheran Church Building Fund 220 N. Seminole Ave. Claremore, OK 74017. or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital at 501 St. Jude Pl. Memphis, TN 38105. View and sign Nita’s online memorial at


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